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From: Ontario, Canada
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 01-31-2003 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 662+2   Click Here to Email 662+2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think I am going to put the automatic in my mustang and take the 3 speed standard out. What would be a good shifter to use wiht the automatic transmission.Keep in mind that I do drive this the odd time on the street.

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posted 01-31-2003 01:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stock Mustang style shifter.

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posted 02-01-2003 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NoBS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

With proper wrist action and pratice you can make a factory shifter shift pretty darned quick.

I don't know how consistant it would be in a competition enviroment, where times are measured to the 0.001 second, but now that I'm thinking about it, do you actually manually shift an auto in a race? Sorry for my cluelessness here, I preferr manual transmissions.

Why I'm 'contributing' to this thread is this: I'm curious to know how many different floor shifters Ford installed in their cars? I know Ford used the same part in many applications for invintory and cost conciderations.

Years ago when I scattered my crappy &#)(^%! RAD transmission for the last time I installed a C4 (I have since installed a RUG). For the life of me I can't remember if I installed a shifter from a Pinto/II, a shifter from a '73 Mach, a '71 Grande, or one from a '67 Cougar. But it did drop right in like it belonged there.

They all looked pretty much the same to me, least from the top.

:mass confusion:

If someone can answer this question they will be helping 662+2 with parts aquisition, and helping me clear out some of the Cob Webs.

Well, Ok, it's not all that alturistic, I'm going to install a AOD in the '78, these days RUGs are a wee bit too expensive to be sticking in all my cars.

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posted 02-01-2003 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For bracket racing try a Cheetah, or a B&M Pro Ratchet. Pretty near imposible to miss a shift with either one of these.


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posted 02-03-2003 08:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 662+2   Click Here to Email 662+2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks again for your input

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